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    Default Popping noise in rear when parked

    Hi all.. I just joined and this is my first issue so here goes. I just purchased a 2000 Yukon ( 5.3 motor) . After parking the vehicle after being driven I hear a single "pop" or "bang" coming from the rear.This noise happens minutes after shutting off the truck. It sound sort of like like a pop bottle expanding. I have had the truck for a week and have heard it at least once a day.
    Any ideas?

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    Sr. Engineer
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    May 2009
    Manitowoc, WI


    Can you tell where its coming from a little more specifically? I get metallic pings/pops from the exhaust system when its cooling off. My last couple GM trucks did this so I guess I'm used to it!

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    Definitely from the rear. It's a sound like you would get if you hit the gas tank with a hammer. I guess exhaust noise is possible although I have never experienced this on any other vehicle.

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    my truck does it to i, believe it is caused by the exhaust heat shields cooling off and heating up

    2003 Z71 Silverado LS
    Access roll up cover
    Bed Rails
    Billet Grill insert
    Bed Rug
    CB with PA system
    Waiting to be installed
    Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)

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    Thanks guys. I will go with the exhaust explanation.

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    Jr. Apprentice Vinniety's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Westchester, NY

    Default Gas tank!

    I did research on this becasue i had the same pop noise from my 2002 tahoe. I have read a lot of articles blamming the gas tank vent pipe being clogged. The tank has a vent pipe and if that gets clogged and doesnt let the pressure escape it make that noise. One tech guy from a local chevy dealer said for the time being if no need to fill up the tank with gas all the way then dont. Stick with half full. I have been doing that for months and no more bang, so i guess they were correct on what it was. I will make sure where ever the vent pipe is isnt clogged or crushed next time i have it on a lift.

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    Thanks a lot Vin.That does make sense. I will look into that next time I am under the truck.

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